Preschool screenings April 8 and 10 for Monticello

Preschool screenings for the Monticello School District are scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 and Friday, April 10. These screenings are for children from 3 to 4 years old. The screenings are not for children who will turn five before Sept. 1, 2015.

Kindergarten registration info for Monticello

Families in the Monticello school district may register children who will turn 5-years-old before Sept. 1, 2015 for Kindergarten at Lincoln School the week of March 16-20.  

Lack of quorum delays zoning decisions

Lack of a quorum on Feb. 26 resulted in two Piatt County zoning requests being tabled until next month.

Encouraging Vietnam vets to tell their stories

Veterans who share stories about the Vietnam War are a rare breed.

Dick Fox is trying to change that, one soldier at a time.

Site evaluations subject of special school board session

Evaluations of six possible sites for a new Monticello High School will be discussed at a special Monticello school board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 9 at the high school.

Volunteers package over 100,000 meals

Monticello Fighting Hunger started with a seed of an idea last summer, cultivated into a campaign that drew nearly 600 volunteers, and blossomed into an event Saturday that packaged more than 100,000 meals for the hungry.

Former NFL player speaks to local students

Keith Nord’s life changed in college when he started writing down a list of goals, a list that eventually included taking his NFL-weary body and running 26 miles at the age of 49.

Rep. Davis aide named to state General Assembly

Tim Butler, the district chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) has been selected as the 87th House District representative for the Illinois General Assembly. He was named by Republican leaders in Sangamon, Logan, Menard and Tazwell counties on Feb. 28.

Winners of Bement Science Fair announced

Bement seventh grade student Tyler Upton explains how different shooting positions change the percentage of basketball shots made at the Bement Middle School Science Fair, held Feb. 18 at the school. Upton worked with partner John Watzlawick on the entry.

Ag education line item could be cut

The possibility of the state Agriculture Education line item going away is resonating with those in farm-friendly Piatt County.

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